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13-acre wildfire in Campbell Park area of Anchorage fully contained

Fire in Anchorage on June 23, 2022
Fire in Anchorage on June 23, 2022(KTUU)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:20 PM AKDT|Updated: Jun. 27, 2022 at 5:14 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A large wildfire sparked in the Campbell Park area of Anchorage on Thursday.

The fire, north of Dowling Road and west of Elmore Road, reached 13.7 acres and is now fully contained, according to Anchorage Fire Department Assistant Chief Alex Boyd.

The Office of Emergency Management said 17 Anchorage Fire Department units, two helicopters, three air tankers, the Division of Forestry and JBER fire crews responded to the fire.

Aircraft drops retardant on Anchorage fire

Temporary flight restrictions were in place at Merrill Field because of the fire, but they have since been lifted.

Anchorage police wrote in a community update at 11:30 p.m. that all roads around the area had been reopened.

The fire department set up an emergency operations line for public information about the fire. It can be reached at 907-343-4701.

A four-acre fire is burning near Dowling Road and Elmore Road.
A four-acre fire is burning near Dowling Road and Elmore Road.(Lexi Yelverton)

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